Safety & Gadgets

Reduce the Risk of Falls

April 27, 2017

Reduce the risk of falling by: Lifestyle changes—-Exercise, maintain good weight,good nutrition,drink fluids Medicine side effects—Some meds create light headedness or dizziness Vision- Have eyesight checked regularly and get used to new glasses before moving about Create a safe home— Hazards are area rugs, extension cords,clutter, too many low objects,floor mats, not enough light Shoes […]


Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarettes

September 5, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Joe just celebrated his 50th birthday, and would like to live 50 more, but knows in order to live longer he has to break his smoking habit. He has tried to quit off and on for five years now, but always gives in to the craving and starts back. His daughter Laura […]


10 Great Websites for Seniors

August 27, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Seventy-year-old Thomasina Alexandra just got a computer for her birthday, and doesn’t know where to start. With a few lessons from her grandchildren, she is ready to surf the web, but she isn’t exactly familiar with the websites that would be right for her. Her grandchildren are teenagers, so they aren’t familiar […]


Kitchen Gadgets for the Visually Impaired

August 10, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles If you’re over 50, you may be finding that your recipes are harder to see, you may overcook or undercook food because you can’t see if it’s done, or you may not be able to see how much salt or pepper you’re sprinkling onto your food, even with corrective lenses. Vision loss […]


Online Safety

August 14, 2013

  By Sarah Hoffman When it comes to this century, dating and even friendships have changed considerably with the onset of social media. It is a huge world and most people do not go to bars to meet people anymore. Now we go to Facebook or Match.com. In a world that is full of predators, […]


Kindle Fire vs. IPad

May 26, 2013

By Howard Dall Wal-Mart is discontinuing sale of Kindle Fire. What are the differences between Kindle Fire and IPad? Kindle Fire IPad $199 $499 7 inch screen 9.7 inch screen 169 ppi resolution 264 ppi resolution 14.6 oz 23.04 oz Buy content from Amazon Buy content from I-Tunes Amazon content can be shown on Apple […]


Apps for Seniors

May 26, 2013

By Howard Dall Everyday the list of apps increases.  A list of useful apps would include: Browsers—Yahoo, Google, Safari Facebook Stocks Pandora Find Friends CNN, Fox News Weather Channel Web MD Flashlight Mapquest, Google Maps Find My Phone Medicine Watcher


Falling In The Home

May 26, 2013

By Howard Dall   Falling is a common occurrence for seniors.  60 per cent of falls occur in the home. How do we make the home safer to prevent falls? Wear shoes in the house to prevent falls. Seniors that wear shoes in the house fall less than those that wear slipper, go barefoot or […]


Home Medical Alert Systems

May 26, 2013

By Howard Dall Installation of a home medical alert system promotes independence and give instant access to emergency assistance when needed. Many companies provide these services with a wide range of features and a wide range of charges. Features necessary and items to consider 24/7 response and support. A pendant, bracelet, necklace,watch,belt clip or some […]


Bathroom Safety

May 26, 2013

By Howard Dall There are many items that increase safety and mobility in the bathroom. Also items to make tasks easier. Non slip mats inside and outside the shower or tub . The mat inside should have suction cups, outside should be made of heavy duty foam.(Both are to prevent slipping and falls and need […]